Breaking free of the "herd"

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Glenn had Dr. Keith Ablow as a guest on radio today and they continued their discussion about The 7, this time focusing on the wonder of “faith” – and of courseGlenn found a way to tie it into Edward Bernays.

Glenn started off the interview by asking if Freud, who along with Bernays believed that man was led by base instincts and animalistic motivations, was still popular or if he had been discredited.

“I think he has his detractors.  But after all we're talking about a guy who really plumbed the unconscious and gave us a lot of the tools that continue to help people heal,” Ablow said. “I would say some of his thoughts are discredited in the way that, you know, someone invented math and some of the outer reaches of calculus seemed rather esoteric or even just dead wrong.”

Ablow also pointed out that a lot of the themes of The 7 go against Freud’s beliefs. “One of the things that we noted as we created The Seven is that we were keeping afoot in spirituality and religion at the same time as in psychology.  Something that drove Freud nuts.  He really resisted the notion that religion was a sensible thing.  So do totalitarian states.  They don't want people connected to their best instincts. They don't want people to find individual courage.  It's dangerous for the herd.”

Glenn also asked Dr. Ablow about the libertarian viewpoint and how, even though a person may not be deeply spiritual, they can still focus on the individual. He used his relationship with Penn Jillette as an example. According to Glenn, Penn Jillette strongly disagrees with Glenn’s belief in God, but still respects Glenn as an individual with the right to choose, and Glenn feels the same way towards Jillette.

“When libertarians, they listen to my message and they say, well, he's so God,” Glenn said. “I don't have a problem with Penn Jillette.  Now, he has a real problem with me because of my faith, he really is somebody who really despises religion and thinks that, you know, you're a moron if you're part of religion.  But I don't have a problem with him saying that because he's an individual.  He believes in my individual right to choose.  And so as long as you're a libertarian, as long as you're somebody who says, hey, it's not a herd; we're all individuals.  So you do what you do, and I'm not going to try to control your life, then it works.  Correct?”

Ablow responded, “Correct.  That's exactly right.  What ‑‑ we know this across the board.  We know that until an alcoholic decides for him or herself to make a change, for himself to make a change, that nothing's really going to make that change for that person.  That person needs to find solid ground.”

“We're going to let you find your way.  Sure, if you fall down, will we try to pick you up?  Sure.  But not to the extent that we hobble you,” Ablow added.

Tomorrow, Glenn and Dr. Ablow will be appearing on The Today Show to talk about their new book. Glenn asked Dr. Ablow, “What do you think the odds are that we can even get one person on the Today Show, let alone the country to understand that the answers to our problems in the country really come from the individual and empowering the individual?  Because that's the solution.”

“I always believe there's hope.  You know that I think that people are worth fighting for.  They're worth reminding that they're good and decent and they have autonomy and power,” Ablow said.

The duo will appear on The Today Show tomorrow at 7:40am and again at 9:00am to talk about The 7.

After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

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